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26 Chesterfield schools earn VIP awards

Several area schools were among the 26 Chesterfield schools that were recently honored with Virginia Index of Performance awards, according to information from the school system.
Among the 13 Chesterfield schools that earned the Board of Education Excellence Award were: Bensley Elementary, Beulah Elementary and Gates Elementary.

Local student named in collegiate Who’s Who

A Chester native was among several area students at Hampden-Sydney College who have been recognized as outstanding campus leaders in the 2011 edition of Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges, according to a press release from the school.

Students team up to stop bullying

Whether they were making posters, watching movies, performing skits or reading stories, students throughout Chesterfield’s schools this month were working toward a common goal: Putting a stop to bullying.

Contest win fuels student’s passion for fashion

Dreams give way to goals at a surprisingly young age today. For Caroline Smith, a young girl who has a passion for fashion design, it was a teacher’s encouragement and parents providing a clear path that gave her an opportunity to set her dreams in motion.

Seniors can apply for MOAA scholarships

The Southside Virginia Chapter of Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will make Roper Memorial Scholarships available for selected high school seniors. These scholarships have been awarded annually since 1997 to applicants from high schools in the Fort Lee and surrounding Southside Virginia areas.

Thompson Hospitality donates $1 million to Virginia State

On Monday, Thompson Hospitality donated $1 million to Virginia State University, according to a press release from the school. The gift represents the second-largest gift in the school’s 128-year history, it says.

Chesterfield musicians welcome VT conductor

Dr. Travis J. Cross, guest conductor for this weekend’s performance of the Chesterfield All County Band, has been wanting to conduct the best of the best in Chesterfield County for some time. Cross is an assistant professor of music at Virginia Tech, where he conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and teaches courses in conducting.

Students further education at Virginia Tech

Several Chester residents were recently accepted to The Graduate School at Virginia Tech, according to a press release from the school.